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The Geneva Connection [Kindle Edition]

Martin Bodenham
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

Kindle Price: $4.99

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Book Description

John Kent thought he had it all. The phenomenal success of his private equity firm has propelled him into the world’s wealthy super-league. Self-made and from a poor background, he’s living his dream. Then he discovers his financial backers are a front for the world’s largest organized crime group, the Mexican Caruana drug cartel. It is run by Felix Safuentes, also known as “Jivaro” after the South American tribe famous for decapitating its enemies. Kent’s nightmare hasn’t even started...

Product Details

  • File Size: 657 KB
  • Print Length: 270 pages
  • Publisher: Musa Publishing (December 15, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006MW3KCK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #550,192 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Thriller With A Twist for an Ending November 4, 2012
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With a background in accounting and having worked on a lot of private and public equity deals in the 90's, I found this to be a pretty good thriller - in addition to the usual intrigue with the bad guys, I found I could relate a little bit to the financial side of the house in some respects.

The author does a pretty good job of getting you inside the head of his characters, and I guarantee many of you will have some daydreaming moments of "what if" with respect to suddenly being in charge of billions of untraceable dollars. Without having a spoiler, I will tell you the author does a heck of a job having you think you will know how the ending will turn out - then he takes a hard right turn that I didn't see coming.

There are a few grammatical and typographical errors in the Kindle version of this book: while they are annoying here and there, it doesn't take away from what is a pretty good tale.

I originally picked this up for free during a Kindle promotion and, as I type this review, the pricing has reverted to $4.99 - you will certainly get as much or more worth of entertainment value out of this one. If you like thrillers / mysteries, I'd recommend you give this one a shot.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Geneva Connection May 16, 2012
By Nancy
Format:Kindle Edition
I bought this novel as a gift for my Dad. He had recently been diagnosed with Alzheimers and was having difficulty with reading, among other things. So, he bought a Kindle. Not sure his thought process but it seems to work. This was one of the first stories he read on the Kindle. I can't even explain how wonderful it was when Dad realized he could read again, and he finished this in a weekend. So, I'm posting this review for my Dad.
Dad has spent years reading every political intrege book he could find. He absolutely loved the Geneva Connection and ranks it in his top 10. Highly recommended read for everyone.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Geneva Connection: What an interesting ride! February 16, 2012
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Just finished Martin Bodenham's THE GENEVA CONNECTION, a thinking man's thriller. What an interesting ride! I learned about global economics and financing as well as the inner workings of a ruthless Mexican drug cartel. The story was suspenseful throughout and the characters well drawn and believable. Twists and turns in the plot kept me in suspense, but the climax was indeed a surprise. Kent was a convincing Machiavellian character whom you both condemned and rooted for. You knew all along there weren't going to be any winners in this game of high finance and despicable violence. Hurrah for Kent's wife--although I suspect the Cartel would eventually chase her down and get their HS 1 billions back. I recommend this thriller to anyone who wants to learn how powerful the Cartels really are!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't quit talking back to the book!! January 30, 2012
By 21 Days
Format:Kindle Edition
The Geneva Connection reminds me why I don't usually read thrillers. I spent the drive home checking my rearview mirror for pursuing drug cartel assassins or rogue DEA agents! I was completely sucked into the plot and found myself fascinated by the world of investment banking in ways that probably aren't healthy. That's how good this book is! Bodenham's cinematic style and unrelenting action and suspense have created a real page turner that is nearly impossible to put down. It is not for the faint of heart, however, having some sincerely ruthless characters. But if you love a thriller or are just looking for something that turns the banking business into an adventure, search no further. Read this one! But beware, you may end up talking back to the book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars kept me awake for 2 nights! July 13, 2012
By Steve
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I bought this book because I have always enjoyed financial intrigue type novels. And since I'm involved in a similar business, I found the overall premise as well as all the details regarding hedge fund investments fascinating. This book definetely kept me up at night later than I would have liked, but I literally couldn't put it down. Can't wait for Martin Bodenham's next novel!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A thriller for modern times January 18, 2012
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The book has a strong, cinematic opening that is sure to grip you. Author Martin has created a believable world populated by living, breathing characters who have their own backstories, woven into the story with a light touch. The drama builds on both sides of the Atlantic and the author's knowledge of the financial markets gives the book an edge on many other thrillers. The tensions ratchets up wonderfully until the nail-biting climax. There's an almost Shakespearean scale to this book. You won't be disappointed.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A page turner! January 10, 2012
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I recently saw a review that compared Martin Bodeham to the financial world's John Grisham. I think I have to agree with that. His writing style will keep your attention for sure. It is obvious he knows his way around financial investing. Throwing a drug cartel into the mix made for a great read. There were a lot of characters to follow and a lot going on but it wasn't confusing at all. The story was great & a definite page turner. Can't wait for more!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Greed and vengeance in the world of international finance December 29, 2011
By Serena
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Three ruthless men, each misunderstanding or underestimating his rivals, vie in an increasingly suspenseful and complex intrigue to achieve their ends. A nominally law-abiding British investment expert gleefully exploits others' economic dilemmas in these difficult times for his own benefit. The head of a Mexican drug cartel, bent upon establishing a legacy of unbelievable financial wealth, will stop at nothing to achieve his goals. And an American drug enforcement official, immersed in his own world of power plays and vengeance, loses sight of his department's mission as the stakes rise and become personal. They come together in a well-plotted and realistic-feeling story. Will anyone win?
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Enough Promising Author
Just finished this gripping book. The plot was credible. It would make a good movie too. Looking fwd to another good job. This author will make it I am sure.
Published 14 months ago by Colin Hendrick
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Published 16 months ago by David Ramsey
3.0 out of 5 stars Very good read
I really enjoyed this book, fast paced and keeps you interested. Look forward to reading more of this author s books.
Published 17 months ago by Jerome Holcomb
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good thriller!!
Very interesting plot, where the fiction becomes close to the reality. Mafia, revenge, corruption, financial strategies, technology, all in one novel. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Raul Garcia
5.0 out of 5 stars Geneva Connection
Great book! I didn't really know what to expect, I know very little about the world of finance and trading. That wasn't a problem at all, the plot and characters come to life. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Richard
1.0 out of 5 stars All characters are bad
Too much financial details makes plot bog down. End too abrupt. Some characters are very poorly developed. All are evil at the end.
Published 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read
I have a hard time finding fiction I enjoy. So much of what's out is poorly written or boring. The Geneva Connection keeps you interested until the end and is well written.
Published 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic read
This book kept me spell bound and I loved it. May even read it again. The characters are all fantastic and so well written you feel you know them all
Published 22 months ago by Ann Roy
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting twists
Good for folks who like twists and multiple plots. It all comes together in the end! And not the way you would think.
Published 22 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark and powerful thriller
Martin Bodenham's financial thriller delivers a hard, punchy impact from page one to the guess-the-twist-ending. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Alex Fallon
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More About the Author

I am a writer of international thriller novels based around crime and the financial markets.

Although I live on Canada's west coast, I was born in England to an American father, who was in the US Air Force, and a British mother. I was educated at the Duke of York's Royal Military School in Kent and at the University of Leicester, where I read economics.

After university, I trained as a chartered accountant, working in the UK and USA. I spent the next twenty-five years in private equity, working either as an investor or advisor. Most recently, I was the CEO of Advantage Capital, a London-based private equity firm. Along the way, I have been an investor at 3i and Close Brothers, and a corporate finance partner at both KPMG and Ernst & Young.

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